Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Thursday issued a discussion paper on assessing risk for weight-loss devices with varying degrees of benefits. The FDA has actively engaged stakeholders regarding how we can best ensure patients have access to safe and effective devices intended for weight loss.
- Written by AHA
New Orleans, Louisiana - Applying a heating pad overnight may help people with supine hypertension, a condition that causes their blood pressure to increase when they lie down including during sleep, according to preliminary results presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission Friday issued an administrative complaint [a public version of which will be available and linked to this news release as soon as possible] seeking to block title insurance provider Fidelity National Financial, Inc.’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Stewart Information Services, alleging the merger would substantially reduce competition in state markets for title insurance underwriting for large commercial transactions, and in several local markets for title information services.
- Written by State Department
Washington, DC - Friday, the Department of the Treasury took action to prevent U.S. remittances to Cuba from enriching Cuban regime insiders and their families and to restrict Cuba’s access to the U.S. financial system.
- Written by William Westmoreland
New Orleans, Louisiana - Almost two-thirds of medical students had above-normal blood pressure and were more than twice as likely to experience clinically high blood pressure compared to the general public, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.
- Written by Department of Justice
Washington, DC - A federal district court in Washington, D.C. Wednesday entered a final order giving effect to the settlement that the Department of Justice reached with CVS Health Corporation and Aetna Inc., which required the parties to divest Aetna’s Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) business for individuals in order to proceed with their $69 billion merger. The divestiture to WellCare Health Plans Inc., an experienced health insurer focused on government-sponsored health plans, including Medicare Part D individual prescription drug plans, resolved the department’s competition concerns with the underlying transaction.
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